The RUPCO Learning Lunch series allows guests to enjoy free presentations on a range of historical and cultural topics. Admission to our Learning Lunch series is FREE. Bring your lunch and enjoy complimentary beverages. Each program begins at noon unless noted.

Our Learning Lunch series affords you the most consistent opportunity to remove yourself from a busy work week, and learn something new about the community we all call home.

Come hear Frank Waters speak about the third year of Black History Month Kingston. Last year was historic and displayed the united consciousness of the community of Kingston. This year African-American contributions will be highlighted along with strategies of growth, awareness and celebration. Over 30+ events are planned city wide for 2020! Come learn how your organization can contribute to this great celebration and assist in the growth of our newly founded annual tradition. Black History Month Kingston is projected to become a favorite annual community celebration for all generations throughout the Hudson Valley. This event will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in conversation, education and pay tribute to Kingston’s African-American legacy.

Come and learn about:

  • The History of Black History in Kingston
  • The Highlight of events – review full calendar of events planned
  • Opportunities available for volunteering, engagement and participation!

Frank Waters is an artist, dedicated father and member of the Kingston community. A visionary with a passion for entrepreneurship, marketing and simply bringing people together. His projects include Black History Month Kingston, which acknowledges and celebrates African American culture,  MyKingstonKids, a nonprofit that produces and promotes activities and content for families, and as vice-president of Harambee, which created Kingston’s first African American day parade and festival. Waters is also a board member of the Midtown Arts District and the Successful River Cities Coalition. Waters was recently appointed as executive director of Kingston Midtown Rising, where he will spearhead the development of programming and unique opportunities for residents and neighbors of Midtown.


RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

RSVP to Maru @ [email protected]

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